WRGB Channel 6: Another Record Week for Flu Cases

St. Peter’s Health Partners physician Dr. Balasukanya Balaraman on Friday spoke to WRGB about this year’s flu season, which has greatly impacted the Capital Region.

Dr. Balaraman, of St. Peter’s Urgent Care in Clifton Park, part of St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates, said anyone feeling the onset of the flu should call their doctor right away.

From the story:

The St. Peter’s Urgent Care in Clifton Park has been slammed, testing patients for the flu on the spot. Dr. Balasukanya Balaraman says she’s been seeing 12-15 positive tests per day.

“We’re seeing a lot more than we’ve ever seen,” Balaraman said.

For the second week in a row, NYS Dept. of Health Deputy Commissioner of Public Health Brad Hutton says they’ve seen record numbers of influenza. The highest numbers of flu related hospitalizations and lab confirmed cases in a single week’s time since the department started record keeping 14 years ago.

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